Category Archives: Capsule review

Riddles of My Homecoming (Arnel Mardoquio, 2013)

Winner of Jury Prize, Mardoquio’s Riddles of My Homecoming boasts of striking, pregnant and haunting images that linger with you. This is Mardoquio’s attempt at artsy stuff, his tiptoeing into a new territory has the grandness of an ambitious young

Riddles of My Homecoming (Arnel Mardoquio, 2013)

Winner of Jury Prize, Mardoquio’s Riddles of My Homecoming boasts of striking, pregnant and haunting images that linger with you. This is Mardoquio’s attempt at artsy stuff, his tiptoeing into a new territory has the grandness of an ambitious young

Blue Bustamante (Miko Livelo, 2013)

Skyscrapers in Blu Bustamante’s Japanese TV show Force Five are, sure, crude, mostly made of cardboard materials wrapped up with painted ledge, glass windows, corners, rooftops and whatever. These visual imperfections of practical superhero costumes, robots and props that have

Blue Bustamante (Miko Livelo, 2013)

Skyscrapers in Blu Bustamante’s Japanese TV show Force Five are, sure, crude, mostly made of cardboard materials wrapped up with painted ledge, glass windows, corners, rooftops and whatever. These visual imperfections of practical superhero costumes, robots and props that have

The Philippino Story (Benji Garcia, 2013)

The Philippino in the title suggests something deeper than just Philip’s story but the whole film does not, so the result does not lift the whole thing off from the common humanization of male prostitution.  Mark Gil as Bastian, the

The Philippino Story (Benji Garcia, 2013)

The Philippino in the title suggests something deeper than just Philip’s story but the whole film does not, so the result does not lift the whole thing off from the common humanization of male prostitution.  Mark Gil as Bastian, the

Cinema One Originals 2013 Short Films

50/50 (Mikey Red) Concept-driven. Duality of a character and escapism are played out rather extendedly. Could stand a trim. Digging deeper, young Red’s deftness with the technical aspects of filmmaking is complemented here with surefooted dramatization of a blue-collar worker

Cinema One Originals 2013 Short Films

50/50 (Mikey Red) Concept-driven. Duality of a character and escapism are played out rather extendedly. Could stand a trim. Digging deeper, young Red’s deftness with the technical aspects of filmmaking is complemented here with surefooted dramatization of a blue-collar worker

Bendor (Ralston Jover, 2013)

Ralston Jover’s initial foray into filmmaking, via Bakal Boys, was so auspicious that I was almost sure from the first half of Bendor that his opacity for this film’s titular character, Blondie, was deliberate and would be purposeful in the

Bendor (Ralston Jover, 2013)

Ralston Jover’s initial foray into filmmaking, via Bakal Boys, was so auspicious that I was almost sure from the first half of Bendor that his opacity for this film’s titular character, Blondie, was deliberate and would be purposeful in the

Walang Hanggang Buhay ni Leonardo Co (Nannette Matila)

A rich exploration of a humble man’s unwavering passion and dedication to forestry and botany. Meaty material. And intelligent handling of subject.

Walang Hanggang Buhay ni Leonardo Co (Nannette Matila)

A rich exploration of a humble man’s unwavering passion and dedication to forestry and botany. Meaty material. And intelligent handling of subject.

Ang Misyon Sa Bundok Apo (Jophel Botero Ybiosa)

An experiential and immersive trek to the summit of Mount Apo.  The documentary is able to transport you to the cold and foggy mountain, and Manuel Conde theater’s low temperature helps accentuate the experience.  

Ang Misyon Sa Bundok Apo (Jophel Botero Ybiosa)

An experiential and immersive trek to the summit of Mount Apo.  The documentary is able to transport you to the cold and foggy mountain, and Manuel Conde theater’s low temperature helps accentuate the experience.